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posticon The Lansing Star is 11

Around TownFriday, July 22, 2016By Dan VeanerPrintEmail
Lansing Star 11th AnniversaryEleven years ago today the first issue of the Lansing Star Online hit the Internet.  Today is the exact anniversary of that issue, and today Lansing's free home town online newspaper is still chronicling the doings in our Finger Lakes township.  To celebrate we are also launching a new look.  While we have tried to keep the same functionality we have been adding little features and making small changes leading up to today's makeover.

Functionally, the most significant change is the menu bar.  Now including drop-down menu choices, all the are listed in one menu, rather than the system of changing menus we used before.  For now we are also keeping the menu in the sidebar on the right.  That menu takes you to the main sections of the Star, but it is the horizontal menu just below our logo that has all our pages.  Hover over one of the main sections and more choices pop down.  For instance, hover over Entertainment and you can also get to our Movies and Puzzles pages.

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posticon East Hill Flying Club Becomes An Academy

Around TownFriday, July 22, 2016By Dan VeanerPrintEmail
Flying AcademyGrowing Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport

On June 8th Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $10 million has been awarded for airport capital project improvements in 20 airports across New York State, including $619,935 to the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport for construction of a flight academy building.  The new building will be a major part of the transition from East Hill Flying Club (EHFC) to East Hill Flying Academy.  Airport Manager Mike Hall says that will bring more people to learn to fly and help grow the airport.

"We've been very fortunate to receive a grant to relocate East Hill Flying Club and morph it into the East Hill Flight Academy," Hall says.  "East Hill Flying Club, the busiest flight school in the state, will become a flight academy.  The funding will be used to build a new facility and East Hill Flying Club will vacate its current home, which could be rented to a new tenant."

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posticon Century-old Cars To Visit Lansing

Around TownFriday, July 22, 2016By -StaffPrintEmail
autoparade 1911REOinLansingAbout 90 members of the Snappers will be driving more than three dozen classic cars will be visiting Tompkins County next Monday through Friday. The cars, all of them at least 100 years old, will be in Lansing at least twice during that time. They will stop for coffee at Rogues’ Harbor Inn Monday at about 9am and then will be head to Ludlowville Park for a chance to look at the Ludlowville Falls and take pictures. They'll be back in Lansing Wednesday on their way to a coffee stop at Grisamore Farms around 9:30am. (Photo by Tilly Garnett)

posticon Klepack Recognized as Family Physician of the Year

Around TownFriday, July 22, 2016By Marcia E. LynchPrintEmail
tc healthdept120Dr. William Klepack, Medical Director of the Tompkins County Health Department, has been recognized as 2016 Family Physician of the Year by the New York State Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAFP).

The award, presented last month at the Academy's Congress of Delegates meeting, recognizes "an exemplary member of the family medicine profession in New York who has worked tirelessly to ensure the highest quality of care for his or her patients during one's career."

"I am very, very gratified that the Academy recognized me through this award.  I can think of many fine family physicians across the state doing very fine work who could deserve such very fine recognition, as well, Dr. Klepack said.

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posticon Military Veterans to Attend Cornell Academic Boot Camp

Around TownFriday, July 22, 2016By Tim DaleyPrintEmail
military 1For some military veterans, the first day of school at a new college or university is as challenging as a deployment to a foreign country. Immersion in a new culture and reintroduction to a demanding academic environment can make the transition from military to higher education difficult. To ease the transition, the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) is hosting an intensive weeklong academic boot camp at Cornell University beginning July 23, 2016.

The Warrior-Scholar Project coordinates immersive academic preparation courses for enlisted military veterans of any skill level at America's top universities. The program is designed to help military veterans develop and rediscover the skills and confidence necessary to successfully complete four-year undergraduate degrees. Because veterans are non-traditional students with unique experiences distinguishing them from their college peers, WSP also uses theboot camps to help prepare participants for the emotional and cultural adaptations required to succeed in a higher education setting.

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posticon Peggy Coleman Joins Visitors Bureau

Around TownFriday, July 22, 2016By Livia IsaacsonPrintEmail
peggycolemanThe Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau, a division of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, announced Thursday that Peggy Coleman has been hired as the new Vice President, Tourism and Community Relations.  Ms. Coleman brings over 29 years of demonstrated success in destination marketing to the Ithaca/Tompkins County team, most recently as President of the Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau headquartered in Corning, NY.

With extensive experience in sales, marketing, visitor services, and organizational management, Ms. Coleman will lead the CVB team to develop and deploy a creative integrated strategic marketing plan, a comprehensive and highly effective visitor services program, and increase group tourism as well as meeting and conference business to Ithaca and Tompkins County. In addition to her extensive experience, Ms. Coleman brings a wealth of connections to tourism industry professionals on state, national, and international level.

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posticon Ithaca Rotary Club Receives District Grant

Around TownFriday, July 22, 2016By Kelly BuckPrintEmail
rotaryclub 120The Ithaca Rotary Club has been awarded a $2,400 grant from its home Rotary District 7170. The monies are designated for a new "Personal Care and Diaper Drive" program, which will be conducted in collaboration with Catholic Charities of Tompkins and Tioga Counties. Led by Rotarians Jean McPheeters and Mary Berens, this project is an extension of the existing Linen Closet program between Rotary and Catholic Charities. These new grant funds will provide much-needed diapers, toothbrushes and toothpaste to families in need across Tompkins County.

"We came up with this idea because diapers are so expensive and so needed," said McPheeters. "We learned that the average newborn uses 2,950 diapers in the first year of life, at a cost of over $500. And, of the estimated 850 yearly births in Tompkins County, about one fifth of these children are born into families in poverty. That scenario spells 'need' and we want to help."

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posticon Manley Named IPEI Executive Director

Around TownFriday, July 22, 2016By Mary GraingerPrintEmail
ihs2012 120The Board of Directors of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) announced that Steven Manley has been hired as its new executive director.

Manley begins the position in late August. He brings classroom teaching experience, dynamic leadership, team-building expertise, and a keen understanding of IPEI's impact.

"We are thrilled to have someone with Steve's combination of experiences and level of commitment to educational outcomes join our organization," said IPEI Board President Matthew Braun. "He is an innovative educator who has developed connections with community partners to enhance his students' learning experiences."

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posticon Within Reach - What's Happening Here?

Around TownFriday, July 22, 2016By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne PhotographyPrintEmail
Within reach When I was young, our family went camping, or went out on Cayuga Lake on the boat. That was the extent of our recreation. No cable TV, no cell phones and no wineries (believe it or not). We had to be creative and somehow kept busy without Pokemon Go and the constant bombardment of advertisements and a thousand sources of information all vying for our attention (and money).

On this backdrop, the places I review aren't necessarily the top of the line restaurants or Disney like attractions – they are more for just folks, like me, who want to have a good time doing something new without completely draining their wallets.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Overprotective

Around TownFriday, July 22, 2016By Margaret SnowPrintEmail
dearmargaretDear Margaret:  My 7 year old son came home from camp yesterday sad and upset because his "best friend" was mean to him and told him he didn't want to be friends with him anymore. It is the first time he has come home and said something like that. It upset me to the point of tears. My son was over it in 5 minutes and said, "We'll be friends again tomorrow," but it is so hard for me. My husband says they are just little kids and that's just what little kids do, and that I'm overreacting. Seeing his feelings hurt makes feel like dying inside. I told my son that if his friend is mean to him again that he just needs to say "I don't want to be friends with you either" and go play with someone else. My son said that he didn't want to say that because that was a "mean" thing to say. He has such a good heart. My husband says I can't shield him from emotional heartbreak or physical pain. It is a part of life. And I know that, but I don't know if I'll ever get past this overprotectiveness. How do I move forward and let my son feel pain, hurt, and rejection?   Overprotective

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posticon Today's Green Minute

Around TownTuesday, February 1, 2011By -StaffPrintEmail

Jim Parks is most widely known as the veteran host of HGTV's remodeling show, "New Spaces," which has been enjoyed by television audiences for over nine years.  Today's Green Minute was born as Jim was doing research for a magazine series. He discovered the wealth of innovation being generated in the green world and set out to write a weekly newspaper column. An audio podcast version soon followed, and now video.  One of the things The Lansing Star is proud of is that we are a green, electronic newspaper.  You don't even have to recycle the Star.  This feature offers more on how to make your world greener.  Every few weeks a new episode will be added so check back often.

Click here to view Today's Green Minute.